I love lipstick. I apply it several times a day because I enjoy the visual polish of well-applied make-up. I also enjoy that it deepens the colour of my lips, accentuates their shape, and keeps them moisturized. 

I’ve been a fan of Laura Mercier’s Stickgloss for years because it’s waxy, very moisturizing, shiny, doesn’t stain my lips, and lasts a little longer than other lipsticks. My favourite colour “Patchouli” is about to be discontinued, which is annoying. I also wear “Brown Sugar” and “Baked Earth”, but don’t like those colours quite as much. 

So I asked one of my clients who’s a make-up whizz to suggest her favourite lipstick brands. She mentioned lipsticks by Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay and Yves Saint Laurent. We walked past the YSL counter while shopping at Nordstrom, and I found a colour and texture that was very close to Laura Mercier’s “Patchouli” that’s been discontinued. Lucky! It is YSL’s Rouge Volupté Shine Oil-in-Stick Lipstick in shade “03”. The concept is the same. It’s a very waxy lipstick that feels like a mixture of lippie and gloss. Moisturizing, non-staining, and lasts quite a while. It has a slight scent to it, which I like, but might put you off.

I used to be a MAC lipstick fan, but after a while found their formulas drying. I’m open to more moisturizing lipstick suggestions if you have them. Or simply share your favourite lipstick brands in the comments section. Today is a lippie day.